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See here for some good tutorials on setting up the Obi.

You can switch your current landline number into a Google Voice account to retain your phone number on a free Obi phone line.
To port your landline to GV:
  • Get ahold of an old Page Plus or Verizon cell phone that isn't being used. Port your existing landline to Page Plus for free through their website.
  • Fill out the port form and put in your landline number and the old PP cell phone's ESN or MEID number (from under the battery) and wait a couple of days for it to go through. You will know that the port is complete, when dialing your landline rings on the cell phone.
  • Once the account is active, buy $10 worth of minutes from PagePlus in order to receive the verification call from GV.
  • Now you can initiate the GV port. It's a good idea to open a new Gmail account. You can then setup all emails that come to that account (all the voicemails notifications) to be forwarded to your main Gmail account. Login to GV from the new account and port in your number. It will cost $20, and you will get an email when the port to GV is complete.
Using the above method will only have incoming Caller ID numbers, not names. If you want names as well, follow these steps:
  • Go to https://www.callcentric.com/, click Products, then click the yellow Get A Number button next to Free Phone Number.
  • Use the tool on the left to pick an area code, then order the number. It doesnít have to be something memorable, because no one will ever have to dial it.
  • When it asks if youíre in US/Canada, either select Yes to use their E911 service, or No if you want to use something else. Callcentric setup is free, plus $1.50/mo if you want E911 services. See below for more details.
  • After you receive a confirmation email from Callcentric with your new account info, go to obitalk.com, and log into your Obi. Click SP2, scroll down to OBiTALK Compatible Service Providers, then click Next. Follow the prompts to link your Callcentric account. In the box that says Callcentric Number, enter the 1777 number you got in the email. Uncheck Primary Line for Outgoing Calls and 911.
  • Open Google Voice, go into Settings, and add a forwarding phone. Enter the real phone number you got in the email from Callcentric. Google will call it to confirm; it should ring on your Obi. Answer it and enter the code shown by GV.
  • Uncheck forward to Google Chat.
  • Log into your Callcentric account. Click Preferences. Under General, enable Caller ID with name (Inbound calls). (You can also change the maximum call duration, and unlist yourself from the directory).
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If youíre not using Callcentric, you have to set up SP3 in Obi settings to point to your E911 providerís account.
E911 providers:
Callcentric$18/year ($1.50/mo) + $1.50 setup
Anveo$15/year
http://www.gv911.com/$12/year
http://www.bulkvs.com/e911.html$8.64/year ($0.72/mo)

If you want the SP2 to ring like the standard US ringtone:
go to obi expert config, then to voice service, select sp2, and change it to this:
X_ServProvProfile B
X_RingProfile   A
X_CodecProfile   A

You can add your CID http://www.listyourself.net/ListYourself/listing.jsp?ID=new
and check your CID http://who.scalling.com/411/

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Re: OBi 110
« Reply #660 on: December 22, 2015, 12:14:49 PM »
thinking of getting an Obi what are the cons of getting an Obi
as opposed to a regular phone
No stutter tone for voicemail.
911 costs extra.
Caller ID with names needs to be set up separately.

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Re: OBi 110
« Reply #661 on: December 22, 2015, 12:41:07 PM »
No stutter tone for voicemail.
911 costs extra.
Caller ID with names needs to be set up separately.
How do you get caller ID with names?

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Re: OBi 110
« Reply #662 on: December 22, 2015, 01:02:10 PM »
How do you get caller ID with names?
You need to route incoming calls through a Callcentric account. Search the thread.

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Re: OBi 110
« Reply #663 on: December 22, 2015, 01:05:38 PM »
You need to route incoming calls through a Callcentric account. Search the thread.
Can that be done with Google voice?

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Re: OBi 110
« Reply #664 on: December 22, 2015, 01:07:34 PM »
Can that be done with Google voice?
Forward incoming calls from GV to Callcentric. Set up a second account on the Obi for Callcentric. Disable GV forwarding to Chat, or whatever it's called.

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Re: OBi 110
« Reply #665 on: December 22, 2015, 01:26:01 PM »
Forward incoming calls from GV to Callcentric. Set up a second account on the Obi for Callcentric. Disable GV forwarding to Chat, or whatever it's called.
Any setup needs to be done on call centric?

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« Reply #666 on: December 22, 2015, 02:30:29 PM »
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« Reply #668 on: December 22, 2015, 04:58:16 PM »
Forward incoming calls from GV to Callcentric. Set up a second account on the Obi for Callcentric. Disable GV forwarding to Chat, or whatever it's called.
so when my house phone that's connected to the obi rings, it's coming from call centric or gv?
If it's not gv, then I lose outgoing caller id of my gv number ( that people know)

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Re: OBi 110
« Reply #669 on: December 22, 2015, 06:32:30 PM »


so when my house phone that's connected to the obi rings, it's coming from call centric or gv?
If it's not gv, then I lose outgoing caller id of my gv number ( that people know)

When incoming calls ring on your phone, it's coming from Callcentric, but Callcentric got it forwarded from GV.
For outgoing calls, you dial out with GV, so the outgoing CID is your GV number.
This is possible because Obi can use multiple accounts at the same time, and you can set which one you want to use for incoming, and which for outgoing.

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Re: OBi 110
« Reply #670 on: December 22, 2015, 07:04:05 PM »


When incoming calls ring on your phone, it's coming from Callcentric, but Callcentric got it forwarded from GV.
For outgoing calls, you dial out with GV, so the outgoing CID is your GV number.
This is possible because Obi can use multiple accounts at the same time, and you can set which one you want to use for incoming, and which for outgoing.
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Re: OBi 110
« Reply #671 on: January 05, 2016, 03:21:12 PM »
recently started using google voice with obi200, and 50% of the calls, the callers do not hear me, anyone had this and was able to fix?

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Re: OBi 110
« Reply #672 on: January 05, 2016, 03:23:45 PM »
recently started using google voice with obi200, and 50% of the calls, the callers do not hear me, anyone had this and was able to fix?
What are your internet 'up' speeds?

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Re: OBi 110
« Reply #673 on: January 05, 2016, 03:31:53 PM »
What are your internet 'up' speeds?
26.58mbps
When it works it works great but the rest of the time it's bad

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Re: OBi 110
« Reply #674 on: January 05, 2016, 03:34:12 PM »
26.58mbps
When it works it works great but the rest of the time it's bad
Obi or the internet?